Ancient Indian Technology Archive

Crucible – Melting Metals In Vedic Age

crucibles

Shloka:

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Purvokta bijalohanametasyameve varnitam I

Uttamadhamamadhyapabhramsanam galanavidhau I

Musassaptottaracatussatabheda itiritah II

Meaning: In the melting methodology coarse, the good, average and pig metals, 407 varieties of

Crucibles are mentioned.

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Tasam dvadasavargah syurjatinirnayah kramat I

Meaning: In the order Read More

Evolution Of Air Bellows / Blowers Since Ancient Indian Time

air blower (1)Shloka:            Sarvesamlohavarganamgalanarthamviseasatah I

Dvatrimasaduttarapancasatambhastraitiritah II

 

Meaning: For melting all types of metals, there are five hundred and thirty two types of air blowers

 

Shloka:            Tasamvargabhedastuastadhasamprakirtitah I

Vargesvastamavargiyobhastrikasuyathakramam II

Nirmitakurmakundasyasodasikurmabhastarika I

Sarvesambhastrikanamturacanakramanirnayah II

 

Meaning: They are divided into … Read More

Ancient Indian Historical Background Of Magnets And Its Properties

magnetsShloka:            Bhramakamcumbakamcaivakarsakam

Dravakamtatha |

Evamcaturvidhamkantamromakantam ca

Pancamam |

Ekadvitricatuhpancasarvatomukhameva tat |

Pitamkrsnamtatharaktamtrivarnamsyat

Prthakprthak |

 

Meaning: Magnets are of 5 varities – Bhramakam, Chumbakam, Karshakam, Dravakam and Romakantam. They again are single faced, double faced, three faced, four … Read More

Ancient India’s Immense Contribution For Modern Day Distillation Procedures

dekhi yantraShloka:                                    Sodasangulavistirnamhastamatrayatamsamam |

DhatusattvanipatarthamKosthiyantramitismrtam ||

Meaning:        The Koshti equipment (furnace) is 16 inches in breadth and is of equal height and length of 1 palm (6 inches). It enhances the strength of ores.

Shloka:                                    Bhandakanthadadhaschidrevenunalamviniksipet |

KamsyapatradvayamKrtvasamputamjalagarbhita, ||

Meaning:        In … Read More